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October 15, 2012

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published October 15, 2012. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in October 2012.

Book Review

Cities at Sea

by Jill Allen

This dystopian retelling of The Little Mermaid integrates ingenious futuristic technology. Can mermaids and genetic engineering coexist? Set three thousand years into the future, with most of Earth under water and the majority of people... Read More

Book Review

Jenny Rat

by Jill Allen

Simons’ "Jenny Rat" updates Nabakov’s Lolita for the twenty-first century with its observations on the nature of humanity. For Michael Ingram and fourteen-year-old Jenny, the main characters in Martin Simons’s striking, poignant... Read More

Book Review

Maximus Musicus Visits the Orchestra

When a mouse seeks refuge in an orchestra’s practice room, what ensues is a rib-tickling romp with valuable lessons about classical music conveyed without effort or guile. Meet the bassoon, the clarinet, the flute, and their friends... Read More

Book Review

Try Reading Again

by Cheryl Hibbard

DeAnna Horstmeier is a highly qualified educator with vast experience working as both a special education teacher and a consultant. In teaching children with moderate to severe disabilities, including Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum... Read More

Book Review

Modern Poetry

by Camille-Yvette Welsch

The title of "Modern Poetry" suggests a nod to a major movement of the twentieth century, one that forever changed the landscape of poetry, as it was developed by legends like Eliot, Stevens, Pound, Stein, and others. Unfortunately, the... Read More

Book Review

The God Key

by Mark McLaughlin

“I don’t know what to make of it. Save the obvious,” a professor remarks when the hero of John R. Fogarty’s "The God Key" shows him a photograph of the strange markings on what may be the remnants of the original Ten... Read More

Book Review

A Whale Goes Down

by Emily Adams

"A Whale Goes Down" traces the story of a man through five tumultuous decades. The book opens as readers are introduced to the harsh environment of the Chukotka frontier. The main character, Igor, the son of a Russian/Polish father and a... Read More

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